Burgess Harrison | Aug 3

Healthcare Disparity is Real(ly bad)

The issue of disparity in healthcare is beginning to be addressed in the US. This article highlights efforts by the American Medical Association. The following is from the AMA:


The American Medical Association (AMA) encourages physicians to examine their own practices to ensure equality in medical care.

Research on eliminating health care inequalities

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) performed an assessment on the differences in the kinds and quality of health care received by U.S. racial and ethnic minorities and nonminorities.

The IOM report found that:

  • Disparities in health care exist and are associated with worse health outcomes.
  • Health care disparities occur in the context of broader inequality.
  • There are many sources across health systems, providers, patients and managers that contribute to disparities.
  • Bias, stereotyping, prejudice and clinical uncertainty contribute to disparities.
  • A small number of studies suggest that racial and ethnic minority patients are more likely to refuse treatment.

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